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In recovery from sports concussions, state of mind really does matter
When a student-athlete suffers a concussion, one of their biggest concerns is getting back to the playing field as soon as they are well. While the physical symptoms of their brain injury may fade after a week or two, for a small minority of them the emotional recovery is longer and more complicated.Researchers at UCLA have been taking a closer look at the psychological aspects of recovery from head injuries and have recently begun a program that integrates a common type of talk therapy as part of their treatment for athletes with lingering emotional impacts after their injuries.“Generally speaking, the psychological...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Alpine visitors should know the signs of acute mountain sickness
(Reuters Health) - Going quickly from low altitude to high altitude can cause headache, fatigue and nausea, the American Medical Association warns in a new publication directed at travelers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA strengthens warning that non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can cause heart attacks or strokes
[FDA strengthens warning that non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can cause heart attacks or strokes (FDA Drug Safety Communication). Based on FDA ’s comprehensive review of new safety information, the agency is requiring updates to the drug labels of all prescription NSAIDs. Widely used to treat pain and fever from many different long- and short-term medical conditions such as arthritis, menstrual cramps, headaches, colds, and the flu, NSAI Ds are available by prescription and OTC. Examples of NSAIDs include ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac, and celecoxib. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation...
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - November 16, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Biohaven Completes Enrollment In The First Of Two Pivotal Phase 3 Clinical Trials Of Rimegepant, A Second Generation Oral CGRP-Receptor Antagonist, For The Acute Treatment Of Migraine
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 16, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd. (NYSE: BHVN) announced that it is completing enrollment today in the first of its two registrational Phase 3 clinical trials, Study B... Biopharmaceuticals, Neurology Biohaven Pharmaceutical, rimegepant, migraine (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What you should know about barometric pressure and headaches
A look at barometric pressure headaches and migraines, which is where weather causes pain. Included is detail on triggers and how to avoid them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Headache / Migraine Source Type: news

Why a Headache Feels So Draining
Title: Why a Headache Feels So DrainingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/16/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Migraine General)
Source: MedicineNet Migraine General - November 16, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Casa Sanchez Foods Recalls " Real Guacamole " Because Of Possible Health Risk
Casa Sanchez Foods of Hayward, CA, is recalling its 9-ounce containers of " Real Guacamole " because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 16, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia Tied to Chronic Migraines
The frequency is significantly higher than in patients with chronic tension-type headaches and the symptoms are more severe. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, M.D. Tags: Pain Pain Management Fibromyalgia Source Type: news

Yorgo ’s Foods Inc Is Recalling All Flavored and Unflavored Food Products (Hommus; Tahini Sauces; Yogurt Dip, Salads, Tzatziki, Grape Leaves; Taboule) Due to Possible Health Risk
Yorgo ’s Foods Inc. of Manchester NH, a family-owned company, started in 1993, is recalling all Greek-style food products it manufactures, out of an abundance of caution, as they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal in fections in pregnant women, young children, frail or elderly people, those with weakened immune systems and in unborn fetuses. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 16, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia Tied to Chronic Migraines
The frequency is significantly higher than in patients with chronic tension-type headaches and the symptoms are more severe. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 16, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, M.D. Tags: Pain Pain Management Fibromyalgia Source Type: news

Why a Headache Feels So Draining
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 -- For many people, nothing's more draining than a throbbing headache or toothache. Scientists now think they know why. In experiments with mice, researchers at Duke University found that sensory neurons in the head and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Low vitamin D linked to poorer fertility treatment outcomes
Time for clinical trial to see if supplements could boost live birth rate, say researchers Related items fromOnMedica Fertility treatments may impact on breast cancer risk Infertility Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of chronic headache Vitamin D supplements may cut risk of acute respiratory infections Vitamin D (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a basilar migraine?
Basilar migraines can cause severe pain and are often accompanied by visual disturbances. Learn more about their diagnosis and how to cope. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Headache / Migraine Source Type: news

What having a headache on the LEFT side means - and how to get rid of it
HEADACHE pain usually lasts a couple of hours and is completely normal, but pain on just one side of your head could be telling you something more serious. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Headaches cause the WORST pain
A previously unknown network of nerves sends pain signals from our heads and faces directly to the part of the brain that deals with emotion, a Duke University study has found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SPM in Real Life: Fall ‘17
NEW MEMBERS: Fall ‘17 Brief bios/plugs for new members (extracted from the Introduce Yourself Connect Community) After returning to school to become an OR surgical tech, Mary Mack’s heart health declined, and she quickly learned to become a strong advocate for herself. Feeling that no one was into her participatory style, Mary believes a radical change in medical student education is necessary to change the culture of medicine. She is passionate about helping to make that change happen. Her other interests include playing the guitar and speaking Mandarin Chinese. Jim Skinner created the Smart Patient Academy a...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

New tool identifies headache patients at risk of aneurysms in emergency department
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) A new tool to identify potentially fatal aneurysms in patients with headaches who seem otherwise well will help emergency departments to identify high-risk patients, improve survival rates and cut out unnecessary imaging, according to new research published in CMAJ. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yorgo Foods Inc is Recalling Various Flavors of Hommus Because of Possible Health Risk
Yorgo Foods Inc of Manchester NH, is recalling select varieties of Hommus and Baba Ghannouj, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 11, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Neurologist Deena Kuruvilla on why most headaches are actually migraines
Dr. Deena Kuruvilla discusses the different variety of headaches and how they can be treated. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Helius Medical touts PoNS TBI-treatment trial data despite primary effectiveness miss
Helius Medical Technologies (TSX:HSM) today released results from a registrational trial of its Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator, used to treat patients with chronic balance deficits due to mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injuries, touting positive effects but a missed primary effectiveness endpoint. The Newtown, Penn.-based company’s PONS system is designed to treat neurological symptoms, caused by trauma or disease, non-invasively through the tongue. “We are excited to be on the forefront of research that may bring this novel and exciting therapy to patients in need. The investigators and resear...
Source: Mass Device - November 9, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Helius Medical Technologies Source Type: news

Dr Margaret Redelman on why sex can cause headaches
Sex headaches - which affect men more - come in two forms, according to Dr Margaret Redelman, a member of the Australian Society for Sexologists. She said they can be 'traumatic'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda:Managing Marburg - How an Oddly Timed Outbreak is Testing Emergency Strategies
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -On Oct.11, a woman died in Chemuron village, Kween District in an Eastern Uganda. She had a fever, headache, and was bleeding from several places. Doctors attending to her had feared the worst and sent her samples for testing. A week later, on Oct.17, experts at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) confirmed the 50-year old woman had succumbed to a high mortality hemorrhagic fever - Marburg. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Check history and ensure informed consent for contraception
Known complications lie behind most contraceptive-related complaints or compensation claims Related items fromOnMedica Tell women IUD more effective for emergency contraception Emergency contraception Combined oral contraception, migraine and stroke Obese women on the pill more likely to have rare stroke (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cold and flu symptoms: Taking THIS supplement NOW could prevent winter bugs
COLDS and flu are common viral illnesses that can cause a sore throat, runny nose and a headache. Taking this supplement could help to prevent the winter bugs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cold and flu symptoms: THIS supplement could prevent winter bugs
COLDS and flu are common viral illnesses that can cause a sore throat, runny nose and a headache. Taking this supplement could help to prevent the winter bugs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Florida boy diagnosed with brain tumor after concussion
Logan Silva, seven, was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a fast-growing brain tumor. After getting a concussion, the boy from Florida suffered extreme headaches which turned out to be a tumor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Machine learning app Migraine Alert warns patients of oncoming episodes
Mountain View, California-based Second Opinion Health is seeing strong feedback since recently exiting stealth mode for release of its first product Migraine Alert, an app that provides personalized predictions of migraine episodes for people with intermittent migraines. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 30, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Botox May Offer New Hope for Young Migraine Sufferers
Title: Botox May Offer New Hope for Young Migraine SufferersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/27/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/30/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Migraine General)
Source: MedicineNet Migraine General - October 30, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Is Relief for Healthcare IT Headaches on the Way?
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Botox May Offer New Hope for Young Migraine Sufferers
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Botox, Migraine, Teen Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botox May Offer New Hope for Young Migraine Sufferers
FRIDAY, Oct. 27, 2017 -- Botox injections may help bring relief to children suffering from migraines, a small study suggests. Botox (botulinum toxin) appears to reduce the frequency of migraines and shorten the length of episodes when they do occur,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 27, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Boston Start-Up Hopes To Revolutionize Online Check-Ups
BOSTON (CBS) – We’ve all done it — felt an ache or pain and jumped online to diagnosis ourselves.  Those internet answers can be scary and flat-out wrong. A Boston start-up now wants to change the way we give ourselves these online check-ups. “You’ll hear people say all the time ‘I put in cough and I got lung cancer. I put in headache and I had a brain tumor,’ ” said Andrew Le, describing the possible results someone might get when googling their own symptoms. Le is CEO of Boston-based BuoyHealth.com, a new website that wants to be your first online stop when you&rs...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Exclusive: Pfizer to launch consumer health sale in November - sources
LONDON (Reuters) - Pfizer plans to kick off an auction process for its consumer healthcare business in November, paving the way for a potential $15 billion-plus sale of the headache pill to lip balm business, sources close to the matter told Reuters. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Teva accuses Lilly in U.S. court of infringing migraine drug patents
BOSTON (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd has filed a patent infringement lawsuit seeking to block Eli Lilly and Co from bringing its migraine drug galcanezumab to market in the United States. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Clinical and demographic predictors of concussion resolution in adolescents: a retrospective study - Aggarwal SS, Ott SD, Padhye NS, Meininger JC, Armstrong TS.
Concussions in adolescents are a growing public health concern. The aim of this study was to identify clinical (e.g., concussion history, migraine history, learning disabilities/ADHD) and demographic factors (e.g., age, sex, race, health insurance status, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The MCS illness makes women allergic to the modern world
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) is triggered by commonplace chemicals. Symptoms can include seizures and headaches, and 80 percent of patients are female. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will Experience Triumph Over New Robotics Innovation?
Competition is certainly heating up in the field of robotic-assisted surgery, but if the CEO of the reigning market leader is sweating over the newcomers, he's not letting it show. Given the recent FDA clearance of TransEnterix's Senhance Surgical Robotic System, plus whispers of new flexible robotic technologies in the works from other competitors, analysts have been on the lookout for potential chinks in the armor at Intuitive Surgical. But CEO Gary Guthart emphasized the company's deep experience in the space and said during the call that he worries a lot less about what others are doing and a lot more ab...
Source: MDDI - October 24, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Pacific Coast Fruit Company Recalls Various Prepared Foods Vegetable Products Because of a Possible Health Risk
Pacific Coast Fruit Company in Portland, Oregon is voluntarily recalling multiple types of bagged processed salads based on the potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 24, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Revolutionary new jab to stop those crippling migraines
Diane Brookes, from Stoke-on-Trent used to lose two-and-a-half days every week to crippling migraines. The throbbing pain and violent sickness dominated her life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paragon Foods Recalls 1.7 Ounce Bagged Broccoli Florets Because of Possible Health Risk
Paragon Wholesale Foods Corp., of Warrendale, PA, is recalling several lots of 1.7 ounce Broccoli Florets in response to a nationwide recall by one of its suppliers, Mann Packing (Salinas, CA) because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirt...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 24, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

The virulent meningitis that's deadly for teenagers
Ollie Towler-Jones was used to the occasional hangover — so when he woke up with a crashing headache and nausea after a late night at a music festival in Suffolk, he tried to sleep it off. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Illegal party drug ketamine eases the pain of migraines
Ketamine, used illegally as a party drug, may be an effective treatment for those who fail to respond to other medications, claim experts at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botox may help prevent migraines in children and teens
Botox may be an effective and safe preventative treatment for migraine headaches in children and teens, according to the first study of its kind from the University of California, Irvine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Migraine cure: Could BOTOX injections bring surprise relief?
BOTOX injections best known to iron out wrinkles could help relieve migraine headaches in children and teenagers, a new study found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ketamine for migraines?
Ketamine, used illegally as a party drug, may be an effective treatment for those who fail to respond to other medications, claim experts at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Dyspnea, Wheezing, Headache, Night Sweats Case / Avoiding Litigation / N.Y. Pulmonologist Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Check out Monday's selections from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Case Record: A 64-year-old man presented with headache, dyspnea, wheezing, … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Triple B Corporation (Seattle, Washington) Recalls Salad Kits and Stir Fry Mixes Due to Possible Contamination with Listeria Monocytogenes
Triple B Corporation of Seattle, Washington is voluntarily recalling salad kits and stir fry mixes due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 22, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Updated - Triple B Corporation Recalls Salad Kits and Stir Fry Mixes Due to Possible Contamination with < em > Listeria Monocytogenes < /em >
Triple B Corporation of Seattle, Washington is voluntarily recalling salad kits and stir fry mixes due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 22, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Triple B Corporation (Anchorage, Alaska) Recalls Salad Kits and Stir Fry Mixes Due to Possible Contamination with Listeria Monocytogenes
Triple B Corporation of Anchorage, Alaska is voluntarily recalling broccoli florette's, stir fry kit, vegie trays w/ cauliflower, and a veggie pack combo, due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 22, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Updated - Triple B Corporation (Anchorage, Alaska) Recalls Salad Kits and Stir Fry Mixes Due to Possible Contamination with < em > Listeria Monocytogenes < /em >
Triple B Corporation of Anchorage, Alaska is voluntarily recalling broccoli florette's, stir fry kit, vegie trays w/ cauliflower, and a veggie pack combo, due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 22, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news